Ear-splitting trombone duo RAGE THORMBONES (Weston Olencki & Matt Barbier) shreds WORLDEATER by Timothy McCormack, and collaborates with Zachary James Watkins on a new piece.


RAGE THORMBONES is an ongoing collaboration between Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki. They explore the outer reaches of performance and brass technique. They have been in residence through Harvard, Stanford, and New York Universities, recorded for HatHut Records, and are best friends. Weston lives in New York City and Matt lives in Los Angeles.

Timothy McCormack‘s music centers on the idea that sound has mass and is experienced as a physical object. His work also aims to create intimate social environments which prioritize communication, listening, and responsibility towards one another.

WORLDEATER aims to completely saturate our listening space, like a heavy, viscous vapor filling a room. It devours our world and replaces it with its own. WORLDEATER is a large-scale collaboration between myself and RAGE THORMBONES. WORLDEATERS for two euphoniums and low brass quintet are forthcoming. - TM

zachary james watkins

Zachary James Watkins builds clouds of dense harmonic tones and cuts through them with transcendent electric guitar melodies. The deep vibrations he creates through layering and expanding harmonies leave the room resonating with energy. He is an Oakland-based sound artist with degrees in composition from Cornish College of the Arts and Mills College, and is one-half of the ecstatic duo Black Spirituals. He has shared bills with Earth, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and many others, and releases music on the labels Important Records, Cassauna, Touch, The Tapeworm, Confront, Land & Sea and Sige.

Indexical’s concerts in Santa Cruz are supported in part by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.

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